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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-18-2016, 01:30 PM  
DFA 150-450 (no lens id in EXIF on K5?)
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Thanks, that makes sense and helps me narrow down the issue. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-18-2016, 01:16 PM  
DFA 150-450 (no lens id in EXIF on K5?)
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
I'm just getting started with the DFA 150-450. It's an exciting step up from a 55-300 but also quite daunting.

One thing I've noticed is that my K5 doesn't seem to identify the lens in EXIF like it does with my other lenses, even after I updated my firmware to the most current version. Not a huge deal unless it will affect the output from the camera in some way, but is there some way to have the camera ID the lens? Could this be a software issue on the computer that needs to be updated? (tried in both Aperture and Photos on a mac, no lens id)

Or is this just Ricoh's way of hinting that I need to update to a newer camera?

Thanks.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-28-2012, 03:19 PM  
Nature Cardinals at Huntley Meadows
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 6
Views: 738
forgot I posted these here. The second cardinal was published in All Animals magazine recently. I thought that was pretty cool. Link
Forum: Sold Items 11-17-2012, 04:54 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Vintage Metal Square Lens Hood 49mm
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 6
Views: 4,818
I think it should be fine. I have that lens with a cheap ebay collapsible rubber hood on it that looks longer/narrower than that hood. A hood helps a lot with the A 28 2.8 in my experience.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-28-2012, 04:59 PM  
Post your DA21mm photos here!
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 571
Views: 128,814
A few from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with the DA 21. What a great lens to hike with!







Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-20-2012, 12:49 AM  
Vacation in Washington DC
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 27
Views: 2,268
As others have said, traveling light is important in DC because you'll probably do lots of walking, it's hot as ____, and museums can hassle you if you have a large bag. I've walked across the city and gone to museums with only an A28 2.8 and had fun but you will probably want something both wider and longer at various times. The 55-300 is a very versatile lens for shots of people and especially useful if you are going somewhere like the zoo. If I had to pick two from your list I'd probably recommend 18-55 and 55-300 for the versatility but I would try very hard to include at least one of your primes. They're small, light, and will come in handy!

An interesting side trip for a photographer is the National Building Museum. It's only a few blocks north of the National Gallery and east of the previously-mentioned Portrait Gallery. The museum has interesting exhibits but for me the highlight is the iconic building itself. Personally, I think the morning sun on the Building Museum's brick facade viewed from the escalator at the Judiciary Square metro station's northern entrance (toward the Police Memorial, not the courthouses) is one of the most beautiful sights in DC.
Forum: Sold Items 06-19-2012, 06:25 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DFA 100mm/2.8 WR Macro and 15mm, 21mm and 35mm limited
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
sent PM about 21mm limited.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-12-2012, 05:20 PM  
Need help improving macro photos
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Ok, I finally got time to play around some more. This time with my flash and stopped down to f/32. That might be a bit far but it definitely shows me what's possible. I can tell that this is going to be fun. The pringles can snoot sounds pretty awesome too :)


link
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-05-2012, 04:51 PM  
Need help improving macro photos
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Good call on the contrast. Thanks. I'm reluctant to do much PP but that looks like it will make a big difference. I'll have to fiddle around in Aperture to get it right.
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-05-2012, 04:40 PM  
Need help improving macro photos
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
Ok, so where should the flash be? Mounted on the camera it would cause a shadow.

I have a Metz 50 AF-1 which I really like, but when the lens is about an inch or two from the subject (or less even), i put the flash in slave mode on a little hotshoe stand (not sure what it's called, a little piece of plastic with a hotshoe on it) to the side of the subject but it didn't seem to make much difference. Maybe I need to play with the settings a bit more or make the flash less diffuse.

I'll definitely try again stopping down further. I've got a little tripod I can use (since the hive is close to ground level the camera needs to be down low to get the bees by the entrance of the hive, but they just don't hold still very long around the hive.

Thanks to all for the advice :)
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-05-2012, 12:25 PM  
Need help improving macro photos
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 22
Views: 2,316
I'm really happy with the Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 macro I recently bought from a member here but I'm having trouble wrangling with balancing DOF and having enough light that the shutter speed doesn't have to be too low. I'm primarily trying to photograph honey bees, which are pretty small.

How far stopped down do people usually shoot something that small with a 1:1 macro? Much below f9 and it seemed like the photos started getting worse. It was a really sunny day and an external flash didn't seem to help much. Maybe 3/4" is just too much DOF to hope for when I'm dealing with that high a magnification?

Any thoughts/suggestions/links to helpful tutorials?

I'm happy with what I've taken so far but feel like I might be missing something obvious. A few samples below, both taken at f/9:


bee cleaning her tongue


bee at rest (might be a bit front focused?)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-26-2012, 04:21 AM  
Advice needed for using K5 on a camping holiday
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
I started out very nervous about damaging my K-5. But in the past 8-9 months I've taken it on hikes where it poured rain, on windy beaches with lots of spray, left it in hot cars. Sometimes I had a WR lens, other times not. If you take reasonably prudent precautions (don't throw it in the ocean, don't bury it in the sand, try to keep it in a bag when possible, etc) you'll be fine. The camera's tougher than I am. I get whiny in the rain or the heat.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-22-2012, 01:09 PM  
Sigma 70-200mm or Pentax 55-300mm
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 32
Views: 3,750
I really really like my 55-300mm but as others have said, it's reallllly noisy and a bit slow. Not the ideal lens for a church. Are you sure you won't want something wider than 70mm, though? Or will you be able to change lenses?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-04-2011, 07:59 AM  
Nature Cardinals at Huntley Meadows
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Thanks for helping with the ID. :) Everyone else was focusing on the ducks and geese on the water but the cardinals really grabbed my attention.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-03-2011, 06:56 PM  
Nature Cardinals at Huntley Meadows
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 6
Views: 738
A few shots of cardinals (with another bird I can't identify). All with DA 55-300mm.


Link ISO 400, f/9, 1/500, 300mm


Link ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/640, 300mm


Link ISO 400, f/9, 1/500, 300mm


Link ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/400, 300mm
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-01-2011, 03:09 PM  
Nature (Sort of) Fort Worth Zoo in Texas!
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 8
Views: 717
I really like how you composed the images so the focus is on the animals without as much distracting backdrop. Very nice!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-01-2011, 04:49 AM  
Nature Lions at the National Zoo
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Hmm. A warmer color temp always looks better to my eye when I'm pulling the photos into Aperture. But I think you're right, your versions look better. Did you do anything other than change the white balance??
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-30-2011, 06:41 PM  
Nature Lions at the National Zoo
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Best I can do on short notice:

Link f/7.1, 210mm, 1/100s, ISO 100
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-30-2011, 06:33 PM  
Nature Lions at the National Zoo
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
I had a lot of fun watching these guys interact. All taken handheld. Any thoughts on what I could do to get better captures would be greatly appreciated!


Link f/8, 300mm, 1/160 s, ISO 200


Link f/7.1, 300mm, 1/400 s, ISO 200


Link f/5.8, 300m, 1/200 s, ISO 100


Link f/7.1, 300mm, 1/250 s, ISO 200


Link f/7.1, 300mm, 1/200 s, ISO 200


Link f/7.1, 300mm, 1/200 s, ISO 200


And, for good measure, a shot of a Maned Wolf:

Link f/6.3, 300mm, 1/50 s, ISO 100
Forum: Pentax K-5 11-09-2011, 07:29 PM  
Problem with the K-5 handling SDXC cards
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 45
Views: 7,456
I had a Lexar Pro 64gb SDXC card giving me similar corrupted images. I thought the card was defective and sent it back to Lexar. They sent me another one but I was still getting corrupted images. I was never able to reliably recreate the corrupted images although they seemed to happen if I took a long bunch of continuous exposures in RAW. I'll try to remember to test brosen's method soon.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-01-2011, 04:47 PM  
Post your images taken with the Pentax 18-135
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 12
Views: 4,064
Sorry, i thought it would show the link to my flickr account. This should do it but if not it's ISO 6400, f3.5, 18mm, 1/20 sec exposure

Edit: and sorry, I didn't see the other post, was just responding to the question.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-01-2011, 03:59 PM  
Post your images taken with the Pentax 18-135
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 12
Views: 4,064
4 shots from K-5 with 18-135 lens. I barely know what I'm doing so everyone should be able to get better results from this lens than me :)


On the Anacostia River in DC (18mm)


Subterranean shot at McMillan Park in DC. Including this as it was shot handheld, high ISO, no flash. Nearly complete darkness with only dim light coming from manhole above. (18mm)


Above ground at McMillan Park (68mm)


Crop of a Nationals game (135mm - heavily cropped)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-19-2011, 04:34 PM  
Nature The Color Red
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Thanks, Rupert. The color red has been bugging me more than anything about my K-5. It always seemed blown out. I'll have to try "muted." Do you use muted all the time?? Or just when shooting reds?

Edit: here's an example of a baseball uniform that gave me fits trying to make it the right color and I'm still not really happy.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-14-2011, 08:14 AM  
Lens mount cover (owner's manual confusion)
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Ok, I figured out my focusing issue: I was trying to select a focus point while holding the viewfinder up to my eye. Made it very hard to press the right buttons. But it's pretty easy if you do it while looking at the display screen on the back. In any case, I think the spot focus method you describe is MUCH easier than fiddling with the focus points in almost all handheld situations.

I agonized over the decision between a P&S and a K110D way back when. I probably made the right decision years ago but now it's time for a better camera :)

Thanks again.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-14-2011, 07:05 AM  
Lens mount cover (owner's manual confusion)
Posted By ubizubi
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Thanks. I can't imagine putting the lens mount down without a cover but wanted to make sure. I'm getting the hang of it but am mostly just happy to be able to shoot without long shutter delays and also be able to narrow the depth of field. It's awesome how easy it is to control aperture and speed with the dials. Haven't quite gotten the hang of selecting the focus points yet.

I've been using P mode but on your suggestion will go all the way to M. Thanks.
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